UK Membership of EU

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the result of the Federation of Small Businesses poll showing that 47 per cent of small businesses would vote to stay in the European Union.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 26 October 2015.

The correct answer should have been:

The Government is focused on delivering a successful renegotiation: it believes it can succeed in reforming and renegotiating our relationship with the EU. The reforms we have in mind will benefit business and investment, and we know that many businesses are supportive of them. As the Prime Minister made clear in his Bloomberg speech, this is about providing the certainty and reform that businesses have asked for.

The Government is focused on delivering a successful renegotiation: it believes it can and will succeed in reforming and renegotiating our relationship with the EU and campaigning to keep the UK in the EU on that basis. Many of the reforms we have in mind will benefit business and investment, and we know that many businesses are supportive of them. As the Prime Minister made clear in his Bloomberg speech, this is about providing the certainty and reform that businesses have asked for.

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Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Government is focused on delivering a successful renegotiation: it believes it can succeed in reforming and renegotiating our relationship with the EU. The reforms we have in mind will benefit business and investment, and we know that many businesses are supportive of them. As the Prime Minister made clear in his Bloomberg speech, this is about providing the certainty and reform that businesses have asked for.

The Government is focused on delivering a successful renegotiation: it believes it can and will succeed in reforming and renegotiating our relationship with the EU and campaigning to keep the UK in the EU on that basis. Many of the reforms we have in mind will benefit business and investment, and we know that many businesses are supportive of them. As the Prime Minister made clear in his Bloomberg speech, this is about providing the certainty and reform that businesses have asked for.

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